UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - August 11, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
August 11, 2017
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News and TFT Alumni Events
Julie Dash Joins Spelman College as a
Distinguished Professor in the Arts

Pioneer director Julie Dash (MFA '85) is set to join Spelman University as a Distinguished Professor in the Arts this fall where she will certainly leave a mark on the next generation of future filmmakers, artists, and creators.


Ms. Dash certainly does not need an introduction on this platform.  She made history as the first black female director to secure a wide theatrical release in 1991 with masterpiece film Daughters of the Dust (currently streaming on Netflix), and has paved the way for an entire generation of filmmakers who are pushing forward towards their artistic pursuits.


Daughters of the Dust is set at the turn of the 20th century among South Carolina’s Gullah community, descendants of slaves who settled on the coastal islands. Notably featuring heavy use of the Gullah dialect, the unconventional story, narrated by an unborn child, follows the women of an extended family who have long preserved their beliefs, language, and traditions, but face irrevocable changes as they prepare to move to the Industrial north as part of the Great Migration.


In 1999, the 25th Annual Newark Black Film Festival honored Dash and Daughters as being one of the most important cinematic achievements in Black Cinema in the 20th century.  In December 2004, The Library of Congress placed Daughters of the Dust in the National Film Registry where it joined 400 American films preserved as a National Treasures.  Daughters of the Dust went on to greatly influence subsequent black cinema and black culture, and most recently was referenced in Beyonce’s Lemonade special for HBO.


Daughters of the Dust was acquired earlier this year by the Cohen Film Collection, and was re-released in theaters November of last year.


Recently, Dash was hand picked by Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) to join the all female directorial team of Queen Sugar.  She is also in production on a feature length documentary about Vertamae Smart Grosvenor, a world-renowned author, performer, and chef from rural South Carolina who led a remarkably unique and complex life based upon Grosvenor’s bestselling work, Vibration Cooking: or the Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.

Ava DuVernay Adapting Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-fi Book  Dawn for TV
From Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: A new dawn on the small screen is coming for Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn.


The classic 1987 science fiction novel by the Nebula- and Hugo Award-winning author has been picked up by Ava DuVernayCharles D. King’s (TFT Executive Board) Macro and director-writer Victoria Mahoney for adaption into a television series, I’ve learned.


In what remarkably is the first time that Science Fiction Hall of Famer’s Butler’s work has been adapted for TV, Mahoney will pen the series about an African-American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race 250 years after a nuclear war. King and DuVernay will executive produce the Dawn series. The ex-WME partner and the A Wrinkle in Time director will be joined as EP by Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Allen Bain, Gary Pearl, Thomas L. Carter and Teddy Smith. King’s media company Macro, Forward Movement, Oil & Cattle and Bainframe will produce – the latter has been on the effort to bring Butler’s work to TV since 2015.


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TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive Presents:
Foxy Brown and Coffy
Monday, August 14th at 7:30PM
The Foxy Brown and Coffy double feature  is part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive's The Shadow  Cinema of the 1970s and the ongoing program, “ TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive”, which offers free admission for TFT Alumni who say, “ TFT ALUMN I” at the box office at the Billy Wilder Theater.

August 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Foxy Brown  (1974)

Intended as a sequel to Coffy, and originally released on the ultimate Blaxploitation double-bill with Jonathan Kaplan’s Truck TurnerFoxy Brown finds Pam Grier expanding on her previous tough-as-nails performances to embody the titular role of the “whole-lotta-woman” heroine of this gritty revenge flick.  With its funkadelic score from Motown Records singer-songwriter Willie Hutch and costumes by Jackson 5 stylist Ruthie West, writer-director Jack Hill’s final collaboration with Grier—at the time of its release a huge financial success—cemented the actress’s legacy as one of the first-ever action movie heroines.


35mm, color, 94 min.  Production: American International Productions.  Distribution: American International Pictures.  Director: Jack Hill.  Producer: Buzz Feitshans.  Screenwriter: Jack Hill.  Cinematographer: Brick Marquard.  Editor: Charles McClelland.  Music: Willie Hutch.  Cast: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Kathryn Loder.

Coffy  (1973)

Following a string of highly popular women in prison films in the early 1970s, writer-director Jack Hill shifted deftly into the Blaxploitation genre for American International Pictures—one of the first indie production companies to utilize focus groups.  Attempting to appeal to a diverse urban audience, Hill cast the sensational Pam Grier in a star-making role as Nurse “Coffy” Coffin, “the baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town.”  Focusing on a no-nonsense leading lady—a watershed moment for the male-driven genre—allowed for new narratives heretofore unrepresented anywhere on the big screen, including nuanced portrayals of the still-marginalized African-American experience. 


35mm, color 91 min.  Production: American International Productions,  F. P. Productions.  Distribution: American International Pictures.  Director: Jack Hill.  Producer: Robert Papazian, Buzz Feitshans.  Screenwriter: Jack Hill.  Cinematographer: Paul Lohmann.  Editor: Charles McClelland.  Music: Roy Ayers.  Cast: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig.

Recuerdos de un cine en español:
Latin American Cinema in  Los Angeles, 1930-1960

September 23 – December 10, 2017


UCLA Film & Television Archive is preparing a major research, preservation and exhibition project, as part of the Getty led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 will spotlight the Spanish-language film culture of downtown Los Angeles with an extensive program of film screenings in fall of 2017.  Between 1930 and 1960, Los Angeles played host to a vibrant Latin American cinema culture centered on North Main Street’s Mexican-American neighborhoods, where nearby venues such as the Teatro Eléctrico, the California Theatre and the Million Dollar Theatre showed films originating from Mexico, Argentina and Cuba. Los Angeles was also a center of production and distribution for Spanish-language films. Not only have a number of the downtown cinemas been destroyed or fallen out of use, but some of the films have also fallen out of history, unpreserved or their memory lost.


With Recuerdos de un cine en español, audiences and film historians will rediscover Los Angeles as one of the most important hubs in the U.S. for the production, distribution and exhibition of films made for Spanish-speaking audiences. The project has already resulted in a landmark partnership with the Cinemateca de Cuba—a national film archive that has not previously collaborated with a U.S. cultural institution—to identify, restore and distribute pre-revolutionary Cuban cinema. In addition to the Cinemateca de Cuba, the Archive will also be working with the Cineteca Nacional of Mexico and the Fundación Cinemateca Argentina on this groundbreaking project to research and preserve pre-1960 Latin American films. Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 is supported through grants from the Getty Foundation.


Exhibition titles will include:

Allá en el Rancho Grande  (dir. Fernando de Fuentes, 1936)

¡Asegure a su mujer!  (dir. Lewis Seiler, 1935)

Casta de roble  (dir. Manolo Alonso, 1954)

Castillos en el aire  (dir. Jaime Salvador, 1938)

Enamorada  (dir. Emilio Fernández, 1946)

María Elena (She-Devil Island)  (dir. Raphael Sevilla, 1936)

La mujer del puerto  (dir. Arcady Boytler, 1935)

Nada más que una mujer  (dir. Harry Lachman, 1934)

El rey de los gitanos  (dir. Frank R. Strayer, Miguel de Zárraga, 1933)

Salón México  (dir. Emilio Fernández, 1949)

Santa  (dir. Antonio Moreno, 1932)

Los tallos amargos  (dir. Fernando Ayala, 1956)

El vampiro negro  (dir. Román Viñoly Barreto, 1953)

Verbena trágica  (dir. Charles Lamont, 1939)

Víctimas del pecado  (dir. Emilio Fernández, 1951)

La vida bohemia  (dir. Josef Berne, 1938)

La Virgen de la Caridad  (dir. Ramón Peón, 1930)

 

Casta de Roble  (1954)     

Initiatives

  •  Researching, collecting, cataloging and restoring Spanish-language films, in cooperation with the Cinemateca de Cuba, Cineteca Nacional of Mexico, and the Fundación Cinemateca Argentina
  •  A film exhibition that will screen in Los Angeles from September 23 - December 10, 2017 at the Billy Wilder Theater and the Downtown Independent
  •  The publication of a bilingual exhibition catalog
  •  Oral histories with film archivists, scholars and other individuals on Spanish-language film culture in Los Angeles, which will be available to researchers
  • Hollywood Goes Latin: Spanish-Language Cinema in Los Angeles, a multi-disciplinary symposium that was held April 29–30, 2017 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles, as part of the 2017 FIAF Congress, co-hosted by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy Film Archive
  •  The publication of an anthology of critical essays, Recuerdos de un cine en español: Cinema between Latin America and Los Angeles, Origins to 1960 (edited by Colin Gunckel, Jan-Christopher Horak, Lisa Jarvinen; Rutgers University Press)
  •  A touring exhibition of selected films that will travel to other cities in North America, beginning in 2018.


Press

  • "UCLA teams with Cuban film archive on Latin American cinema project" — Los Angeles Times
  • "Cuban Film Restoration Project Launched at UCLA" — Variety

 

Recuerdos de un cine en español is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.  Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.  The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.


More info at www.cinema.ucla.edu.

Netflix Boards "The Angel", Executive Produced by TFT Alumna
From Variety.com:

Netflix has boarded “The Angel,” a $12-million spy thriller to be directed by Israeli helmer Ariel Vromen (“The Iceman”). The film is based on Uri Bar-Joseph’s bestselling novel “The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel.”


The Netflix Original will depict the true story of high-ranking Egyptian official Ashraf Marwan, who became a spy for Israel despite being the son-in-law of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and close adviser of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Marwan, who died in 2007 under mysterious circumstances in London, is perhaps the most famous spy in the history of the Middle East, and was regarded as a national hero in both Israel and Egypt.


David Arata (“Children of Men”) wrote the script of “The Angel” with Vromen. “The Angel” begins shooting this month in London under cinematographer Terry Stacey (“Elvis & Nixon”). It will also shoot in the U.K., Bulgaria, and Morocco this summer.


The film will topline Marwan Kenzari (“The Promise”), Toby Kebbell (“The East”), plus a number of well-known Middle Eastern actors, including Sasson Gabai (“The Band’s Visit”), Waleed Zuaiter (“Omar”), Mickey Leon (“False Flag”), Ori Pfeffer (“Dig”) and Maisa Abd Elhadi (“Personal Affairs”).


“I am honored to be working with this great cast, and I look forward to bringing Ashraf Marwan’s incredible story to a global audience. This is the story of a man who sacrificed his life for the greater good of peace between Israel and Egypt, a peace which has lasted for over 40 years,” Vromen said “The Angel” is produced by Simon Istolainen and Antoine Stioui at Adama Pictures, the banner TTV and Vromen at Sumatra Films. Matt O’Toole and Esther Hornstein (TFT Professional Programs '14) are executive producing.


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
at the Ahmanson on Saturday, August 26th at 2PM
A limited amount of tickets are currently available! Act fast.
This Is Spinal Tap at The Wiltern
August 22, 8PM
August 22nd we’re pulling back the curtains and showing you what really happens on tour!
Join us at The Wiltern for a screening of rock’n’roll cult classic: This Is Spinal Tap. 
Sign up for a private backstage tour of The historic Wiltern. Tickets on sale now!

Directed by , co-written, scored by, and starring alumnus  Rob Reiner.
Written by, starring, and music by Harry Shearer (UCLA '64).

-- THE FILM SCREENING --
THIS IS SPINAL TAP 1h 25m

WHAT: Photo booth, live music, food trucks
This Is Spinal Tap screening. 
Doors open at 7:00PM. Backstage tour (for backstage tour ticket holders) 7:15PM. 
Movie starts at 8:00PM
WHERE: The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 
WHEN: Tuesday, August 22nd 
DETAILS: All ages, full bar and food. Tickets start at $15. Tickets available at: www.wiltern.com/ & www.ticketmaster.com/

GA Tickets $15 plus fees: General Admission Seating, first come first serve
VIP Tickets: $20 plus fees: General Admission Reserved seating in VIP area, Skip the Line 
VIP BACKSTAGE ROCKIN’ TOUR package: $50.00 – Includes: General Admission Reserved seating in VIP area, private backstage tour, champagne toast
On the Verge Summer Repertory Theatre 2017
Santa Barbara, August 3-13
Read Santa Barbara Independent's article on the city's On the Verge summer theater festival, featuring plays directed by two TFT alumni: Kate Bergstrom ('10), who directs At the Table, and Josiah Davis ('12), who directs Outcry. The festival runs August 3-13.

More info at  www.onthevergefest.org.
Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey Opens in NY and LA August 18th
LIZA, LIZA, SKIES ARE GREY, a coming-of-age California motorcycle road trip narrative feature film set in the summer of 1966, written, produced and directed by Terry Sanders (MA '67) opens in New York (Cinema Village Theater) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Monica Film Center) on Friday, August 18.

OPENING
Friday, August 18th 2017

LOS ANGELES
Laemmle Monica Film Center

NEW YORK
Cinema Village Theater

LIZA, LIZA, SKIES ARE GREY
A film by Academy Award winner Terry Sanders
Starring Mikey Madison, Sean H. Scully, Kristin Minter
SPREAD THE WORD!
TFT Alumni Films at Sundance Next Fest
Theater at Ace Hotel, August 10-13
Sundance NEXT FEST
L.A. Times + Electric Guest
Hosted by Comedian Natasha Leggero
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 - 8:00PM
   
Event Info
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Price: $25.00
Onsale: Tickets are currently on sale at this link.

L.A. Times / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Morgan) — In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, sophisticated thirtysomethings try to determine whether ideal happiness exists in coupledom or if the perfectly suited couple is actually just an urban myth. Cast: Michelle Morgan, Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone ('00), Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.


Followed by a performance by Electric Guest. The LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton recently released their adventurous electronic R&B album Plural. Rolling Stone called their Mondo “a Beck-ian journey into L.A. slacker soul,” and they’ve been named an MTV Artist To Watch and NME Band Of The Week.


Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian who’s garnered attention across film, television, and the web. Her movie credits include NeighborsLet’s Be Cops, and He’s Just Not That Into You, and she has appeared on series including CommunityIt’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaArrested DevelopmentKey and Peele, and The Tonight Show, among many others.

Sundance NEXT FEST
Bitch + Sleigh Bells 
With Comedian Kate Micucci
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - 8:00PM 

Event Info
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Price: $25.00
Onsale:  Tickets are  currently on sale at this link.

Bitch / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marianna Palka) — A woman snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Her philandering, absentee husband is forced to become reacquainted with his four children and sister-in-law as they attempt to keep the family together during this bizarre crisis. Cast: Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Marianna Palka, Brighton Sharbino, Rio Mangini, Kingston Foster. Alumna Ren Hanami ('84) has a role in the film as "Family Lawyer". LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.


Followed by a performance by Sleigh Bells. After getting off the ground in 2009, Sleigh Bells released three blistering records in four years. Ready for a break from the road, they then took their time to push their music even further in Jessica Rabbit, their intense, vulnerable, uncategorizable fourth LP.


Kate Micucci can currently be seen in Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours (Sundance 2017) and recently appeared in critically acclaimed Don’t Think Twice and Netflix’s Easy. Kate is a member of the duo Garfunkel and Oates, for which she and partner Riki Lindhome were named comics to watch by Variety.


Supported by Alliance of Women Directors

Sundance NEXT FEST
Gook + Convo w/ Ava DuVernay
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - 4:00PM
   
Event Info
Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Price: $15.00
Onsale: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 - 12:00PM PDT

Gook / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Justin Chon) — Eli and Daniel—Korean American brothers who run a shoe store in Paramount, California—form an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, an 11-year-old African American girl. As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, LA’s racial tensions erupt during the infamous 1992 riots. Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr., Sang Chon, Ben Munoz. Winner of the Audience Award: NEXT at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.


The screening will be preceded by the world premiere of Joey Bada$$’s newest music video, “Temptation,” directed by Nathan R. Smith.


Convo w/ Ava DuVernay

Presented by FilmL.A., Inc. 


Ava DuVernay will join director Justin Chon for a conversation following the screening.

Ava DuVernay directed the award-winning documentary 13th and acclaimed historical drama Selma, in addition to TV series Queen Sugar and Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time. DuVernay has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, and she also helms the film collective Array to amplify the work of women and people of color.


Supported by Giant Robot

2017 TFT Theater Grads Start Muse of Fire Theater Company in LA
From Margaret Starbuck ('17):

2017 Theater Department graduates Will Block ('17), Margaret Starbuck ('17), and Renee Torchio MacDonald ('17) have founded Muse of Fire, a burgeoning classical theater company based in Los Angeles! This summer we will be producing Richard II and Henry IV in rep with each other! Both shows feature UCLA alumni actors and designers from the classes of 2016 and 2017! Performance dates are July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th @ 7PM and July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th at 2PM! All performances are at Monk Space in Koreatown.

Visit  museoffireco.com for more details!
Job Listings and Available Services
UCLAOne Jobs

Visit UCLAOne for UCLA Alumni job listings.
Documentary Filmmaker Wanted

Audrey P. Franklyn a former UCLA music student, is looking to hire a part-time filmmaker with knowledge in jazz/pop/blues music. She is looking for an alumni or student to film a short, 15-minute documentary about her involvement as a publicist working with Ella Fitzgerald and so many more legendary idols since 1955. The opportunity is part-time, hours and schedule is flexible. Please call Ms. Franklin directly for additional information about the position: (213) 500-1057 or (310) 274-1115.
Assistant Level Positions


Netflix currently has an opening for an Executive Assistant supporting a senior level executive on the Content team. Netflix is looking for creative assistants who are coming off of the desk with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience. The candidate must have entertainment experience in an admin capacity. Please submit your resume to lahiring@netflix.com 8/3


Twentieth Television Business and Legal Affairs Department is looking for a departmental Administrative Assistant supporting primarily the SVP, VP and Director of Business and Legal Affairs in Twentieth Television. Responsibilities include general clerical work, answering phones, data entry, scheduling meetings and follow ups, and handling incoming and outgoing correspondence, including mass mailings, contract distribution, etc. Must be very organized, self-motivated and able to handle more than one project at time. Must be proficient with Word (including knowledge of tables and charts), Microsoft Outlook, working knowledge of Excel and possess strong communication skills. Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and work as a team player are essential. Excellent attention to details is a must. Prior legal or business affairs experience and/or working with contracts is preferred. Send resumes to Aimee.Hoffman@fox.com 7/28


GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN Santa Monica is looking for an assistant to support the Original Programming and Development team, serving as an office liaison communicating with internal GSN divisions as well as the external business and creative community. Minimum of 1-2 years experience assisting an agent or executive, preferably at an agency, studio or production company. Send resumes to stseng@gsn.com 7/28


A Talent Manager at a bi-coastal talent management firm, seeks a seasoned assistant for our office in Los Angeles. Ideal candidates must have experience (at a minimum: 6 months-1 year), superior academic credentials and a degree from a four year university. Experience must include time at a talent agency or management company. An internship does not count. Applicants must be self-motivated, highly organized, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The more computer and tech knowledge, the better. Great opportunity to further ones career in within the entertainment industry with an established manager with amazing clients. We would love to continue to grow the company from within over time. Competitive pay and benefits. Must have thick skin and a strong desire to succeed. Email cover letter and resume to talent.manager.asst302@gmail.com 7/28


Producer/manager at ROAR seeks experienced assistant. Duties include rolling calls, managing schedules, coordinating travel, etc. and other typical administrative tasks. Must also be a quick reader. Attention to detail, a thick skin and professional attitude are an absolute must. 1-year experience on a high-volume lit or talent desk a requirement. This is not an entry level position. Send resume and cover letter to roarjobs2017@gmail.com 7/28


Cindy Cowan Entertainment is looking for a full-time Creative Exec/Executive Assistant to the President. Candidates must have had at least two years working on a busy desk, be self-motivated and organized, proficient in computers, maintaining schedules, rolling calls etc. Position includes tracking scripts, heavy coverage and overseeing intern program. Applicants are required to have a good phone manner and be able to speak to agents, writers and directors, and should be on tracking boards. Extensive experience in coverage is crucial. This is a busy and fun working environment, with great room for learning and growth. Competitive pay, office based in West Hollywood. Email resume and cover letter to executive@cowanent.com 8/3


Established Producer at Anonymous Content looking for organized, unrelenting assistant. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and FileMaker Pro etc. Must be able to read and comment on material in a clear and coherent manner and multi-task in a busy, fast-paced environment. Position involves working with High-Level Projects and Individuals, so discretion is of great importance. Please send resumes acasstposition@gmail.com 8/3


Established mid-level talent agency Sovereign Talent Group is looking to hire a new assistant to the President & Senior Talent Agent for the Theatrical Division. Perfect candidate would be a self-starter, able to handle a high volume of email and calls, know how to roll calls, communicates effectively with professionals of the entertainment industry, be highly diligent about breakdowns, and keeping the President organized with a vast range of tasks. Entertainment knowledge is a serious plus and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is mandatory. Must be highly detail oriented and organized. This is a salary based job with pay at $450 per week. Candidates should at minimum have there months previous experience working at an agency or management firm. Please email resumes and cover letters to peterassist@sovereigntg.com 8/3


West Hollywood based management and production company with A-List clients is seeking an assistant for two talent managers with fast paced, high volume businesses. Customer service experience is a must. This is a full time shared assistant position, splitting time between two offices, assisting a talent manager and CEO/producer with talent management clients, interacting with talent, and exposure to film production. Experience must include time at a talent agency or management company. Candidates must be extremely detailed, very organized, very tech savvy, able to multi-task, and possess a high level of initiative. Great opportunity to further ones career in within the entertainment industry with an established manager with amazing clients. Please email resumes and cover letters to assistantsearch4@gmail.com 7/28

Silver Lining Entertainment, a full service talent management company, is seeking an assistant to a manager. This is for a heavy volume talent desk. Only seeking candidates with a year of agency or management experience, internships do not count. This position requires an elevated degree of multi-tasking, a sharp focus for details and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, client-driven environment. Please send resume and cover letter to sle.assistant1@gmail.com 8/3


Wetdog Entertainment, a production and literary management company owned by Stephanie Davis, is seeking a development assistant/coordinator. With a several film and television projects in the pipeline, the company will allow the candidate great exposure to development, production, and representation. The position entails booking travel, high call volume, and scheduling, and the candidate must be willing to wear many hats in a small business. Creative input is a major part of the position. At least 1 year of high-volume desk experience is required. Please send resumes to wdasst17@gmail.com 7/28


Talent Managers looking for super star assistant. Experience at a Talent Agency is preferred. Excellent communication skills, strong work ethic and great attitude required. Must be quick with learning phone system, excited to work with clients in a fast paced environment, and eager to learn new skills. This is a great opportunity to work with an amazing group of colleagues and clients. Career growth opportunity in a dynamic, top entertainment company. Please send resumes to assistantposition310@outlook.com 7/28


Magnet Management, a management and production company, is looking to hire a new coordinator/assistant. This is a busy desk supporting multiple managers. The job involves heavy multi-tasking and a knowledge of both the talent and literary sides of the industry. Must be sociable, assertive, and self-reliant as the company is a tight-knit group. Heavy submissions, scheduling, and dealing with international clients. Ideally looking for someone who wants to become a manager and can start immediately. Please send resumes to asst@magnetmanagement.com 7/28


Prestigious talent management boutique representing A-list actors is looking for an assistant. Great position for an ambitious and hardworking multi-tasker looking to learn all aspects of the talent management business. Fast paced environment includes extensive interaction with actors at all levels, top agencies & casting offices, studios & networks, and film & television production offices. Duties include heavy phones and schedules. Attention to detail, computer & great communication skills a must. Competitive pay and benefits with the promise of upward mobility for the right person. Please send resumes and cover letters to managementassistant717@gmail.com 7/28


Los Angeles boutique talent management and production company hiring a new assistant to work with two managers. Clients in film, TV and theatre include actors, writers, playwrights, comedians and directors, half of whom are in NYC. Candidate must be bright, focused, organized, self-starting, good with people, Mac-savvy and able to multi-task and handle complex duties in a fast-paced environment. Job responsibilities include extensive client interface, casting submissions, scheduling, office management, research, booking travel, script coverage. Must show proven interest or experience in entertainment industry; knowledge of NY theatre is especially helpful. Job has traditionally been an opportunity for advancement. E-mail cover letter, references and resume to asstmngmt@gmail.com 7/28


Fast paced, successful boutique agency with emphasis in reality TV, looking to hire a person who has TV, agency/management experience. Skills required are: composing/writing emails, rolling calls, tracking and follow-up of submissions, creating/updating grids/contact lists. Must be a detail oriented self-starter, a team player with a pleasant phone manner that can demonstrate knowledge/experience and maturity to perform the above tasks. This is a contract, telecommuting position for 20-30 hrs/wk. at $10/hr. Please send email with appropriate cover letter, resume and references to tv_agency@yahoo.com 8/3


Boutique talent management company looking for immediate, full-time assistant to manager. Ideal candidate would be interested in representation of film/tv actors and would have superior communication skills/phone manners, excellent writing skills, and be well-organized and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include phones, correspondence, scheduling, client appointments, script coverage, and project tracking. Also, must be Mac, MS Office & Internet proficient. Recent college graduates and interns may apply; however, previous desk experience is preferred, as this is a fast-paced work environment. Email resume, cover letter and references to jsecompany2@gmail.com 7/28


Heroes and Villains Entertainment, seeks a new full time assistant. This is a very busy, high volume desk assisting several executives, so previous desk experience at an agency or management company preferred. All the customary assistant duties apply: Answering phones, tracking projects, handling submissions and meetings for several managers, etc. Professional demeanor with a can-do attitude and calm under pressure are a must. One year commitment required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@heroesandvillains-ent.com 8/3


Pico Creek Productions is seeking a temporary assistant to Peter Horton (Principal). This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be intimately involved in the development and production process. The position requires a talented, personable individual who will handle a multitude of administrative duties in support of a busy writer, director, producer, as well as daily operations at a production company. At least one year of experience preferred at an agency, studio or production company. This is a temporary position from September 15th – February 5th. Please email resumes to Hortonassistant@gmail.com 7/28

Personal Assistant Positions


A-list, Oscar nominated director is looking for an assistant. The position will involve running personal errands, managing schedule and travel, handling home and office matters, and assisting our team with any daily tasks. There is a possibility to be involved in research or creative projects. Candidates must be open to relocating to New York for filming and be comfortable operating on set. This really is an incredible opportunity for a positive, eager, organized, and hungry person to experience the inner workings of a true Hollywood filmmaker. We require someone reliable with a “no task too small” attitude, who can adapt to a fast and changing work environment. Discretion is absolutely crucial. This will be moving very quickly. Please send resumes to personalasst.director@gmail.com 7/28


Multi-hyphenate A-list celebrity seeks bilingual (Spanish/ English) personal assistant. This is not an entry level position, we’re seeking for someone who can manage the heavy pace of working for an A-lister. Duties include rolling calls, heavy scheduling and travel. Personal assistant must have a professional demeanor, upbeat personality and no-task-too-small attitude as position includes any personal runs for celebrity as needed, included but not limited to coffee runs, laundry, groceries, etc. Personal assistant must be extremely organized, an excellent communicator and a problem solver, Must be able to travel for long periods of time with short notice, as could be required to travel with celebrity as needed. Salaried position with benefits. Hours are full-time, Monday – Friday with occasional weekend runs and possible travel. Minimum one year agency experience or a year working as a personal assistant to a celebrity. Interested candidates should email resume and brief cover letter to personalasstjob2017@gmail.com 8/3


Hollywood family seeking house manager and personal assistant. This position is based in Malibu where the aforementioned reside with their animals on a picturesque ranch. The job will predominantly be based from this location and will consist of managing the personal lives and maintaining of the family home. Candidate will be responsible for managing vendors and other employees on the property. Please send resumes and cover letters to shatt@tivangroup.net 7/28

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